Hey all, been reading here, great site!
Scrapping is not my main business with what I do, but I do generate scrap. However, I have a ton of stuff that I don't think a normal scrap yard (at least around here) will take. Stuff like computers and parts, and stuff that could be scrapped if its taken apart (like 50% plastic/metal things)
With being so busy, I don't have time to deal with that stuff. It would be really nice to respond to one of those craigslist ads looking for scrap and just let them take it.
However, I unfortunately been the victim of scrapers breaking in and trying to steal stuff to scrap. They have thankfully been stopped and prosecuted.
Now those ads on craigslist make me shudder thinking its going to be another shady looking crew in S-10's that are going to be scoping out my place when they come to get what I am giving and come make a return hit.
So, the question is, how do you find out if someone that is a complete stranger is trustworthy? I imagine the answers is you can't know for sure, but how can you get a good idea?
The best I have thought up is to haul stuff to the source. But it would be nice to get some money to at least cover the fuel. The worst part is my time that won't be covered. Would be much easier to have a truck here and I can keep finding stuff to give them.